Special Delivery for Miss Harper Lee

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I know you’ve heard a lot about the often contentious relationship between some dogs and mail carriers. Well, I am not one of those dogs. I love my mailman, and that’s because Mr. Leroy is the very best mail carrier in the entire United States of America. Mr. Leroy has delivered the mail in my neighborhood for a very long time. I’ve seen him going from door to door in scorching heat, pounding rain, and even the rare South Louisiana sleet and snow. Mr. Leroy knows the humans and dogs who live in my neighborhood better than many of its own residents do. He knows when someone is ill, when families are out of town, when new people join our community, and when older residents pass away. He can even look at an envelope addressed simply to “Grandma” and figure out which grandma on the street should receive it.

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And lately Mr. Leroy has had quite a few special deliveries just for me. Twitter, texting, and email are all wonderful, but there’s just nothing quite like having a letter or parcel delivered to your home. Over the next few weeks, I’ll be telling you about some of the wonderful mail I’ve received.

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I was very eager to tear into this particular package from the Sand Spring Chesapeakes. What do you think it could be? The anticipation was almost more than I could handle.

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Uh oh. Does this mean I’m getting a bath? Actually, I was pretty excited about using this special shampoo from Rainforest Coastal Labs because it came with a glowing review from my retriever friends. Gambler, Glory, Nellie, and Norman’s mom wrote a fantastic blog post about Rainforest Coastal Labs shampoo. You can click here for all the information and before, during, and after bath photos of the Sand Spring Chesapeakes.

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I must tell you that every word of that review is true, but Miss JoAnn left out one very important thing: The Rainforest Coastal Labs shampoo is also pretty tasty, although Mommy didn’t let me eat as many suds as I wanted to eat. My mommy really likes the shampoo because she said it was very easy to rinse, and that’s not always such a simple thing to do with a Golden Retriever.

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And here’s the end product. My humans say that my coat is softer than it’s ever been and that I smell simply divine. I wonder if my humans ought to consider borrowing my new shampoo?